Robert A. CashillTeacher of Mathematics
I first started "teaching" in 1968 as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Virginia Tech but then I took a 34 year "sabbatical" until 2004. I'm entering my 15th year as a math teacher at Verona High School and my 17th year teaching in public schools.
Before coming to VHS I taught 7th grade in Plainfield for two years, the city where I have lived for the past 27 years. At VHS this year I will be teaching Algebra 2, CP Statistics, and Discrete Math.
I have also taught AP Statistics, Agebra 1, Fundamentals of Algebra 1, Advanced Algebra Honors, Algebra 3/Trigonometry, Honors Pre-Calculus and Geometry.
Prior to becoming a teacher in 2004 I worked for ExxonMobil for 34 years in a wide variety of jobs in New Jersey, New York, Texas and Saudi Arabia. For ExxonMobil, I was an Operations Analyst, Distribution Specialist, Warehouse Office Supervisor, Industrial Salesman, Real Estate Appraiser, Employee Relations Specialist, Industrial Engineer, Safety Specialist and Environmental Compliance Advisor. But I've never worked in a gas station and I hate pumping my own gas!
I have also worked as a paper boy, milkman, school custodian, camp dishwasher, pot washer and cook, camp and Boys' Club waterfront director, art slide dot painter (college work-study job), waiter, graduate teaching assistant, university student center night manager, tutor, adjunct college professor, soccer coach, and intelligence analyst (I say SPY) for the US Army.I grew up in the Roseville section of Newark and graduated from Essex Catholic High School. I have a BS in Physics-Engineering from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Engineering In Industrial Engineering and Operations Research From Virginia Tech (MEIE & OR--VPI & SU).My wife Cynthia and I have two grown sons--Jason who lives with his wife Emily and their blind rescue dog Stevie in Los Angeles, California and Joshua who lives with his wife Denise and our grandson, Mic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Life is good!